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Shipping a bottle of wine...suggestions?

Old 01-10-05, 10:49 PM
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Shipping a bottle of wine...suggestions?

It has come down to this....

I would like to ship a bottle of wine to a friend of mine that lives in Seattle (he and his wife are good friends of mine) and dont quite think I have ever done anything like this before. Is this possible...

Any relatively cheap and safe options (if possible at all)....


Thank's in advance....

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Old 01-10-05, 10:58 PM
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call UPS and fedex

it's illegal to do it via USPS I believe
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Old 01-10-05, 11:07 PM
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I don't believe UPS allows it. At least I was told that at the UPS Store once.
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Old 01-10-05, 11:10 PM
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It's only legal in a handful of states.

I know this because when I was underage, eBay was the first place I thought of when looking around... Too bad AZ ain't on the list.
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Old 01-10-05, 11:21 PM
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WOW....I had no idea that it is illegal. I will call FedEx tomorrow morning....any idea how I could find out what states allow such shippments...

This was supposed to be a gift but if it is so much trouble then I will have to think of something esle.

Any alternative suggestions?

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By the way the bottle of wine is almost 112$.
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Old 01-10-05, 11:30 PM
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Actually, you're in luck. Both IL and WA have laws making it legal to ship wine. So just call up Fedex or UPS and ship it.

And most laws only tend to deal with shipping wine direct from wineries to customers and such. Personal shipping is almost not discussed. If it was me, I'd stick the thing in a box, pad it really really well, and send it via whoever. The odds of them finding it are slim anyway.

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Old 01-10-05, 11:43 PM
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Great news Otto. Would you let me know where did you look for the states that allow such shippments?

I will wrap up the wine tomorrow then....

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http://www.wineinstitute.org/shipwine/
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Shipping a bottle of wine...suggestions?
I have a suggestion....

Ship it to me.
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Originally Posted by bhk
I have a suggestion....

Ship it to me.

Nice try.....

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Otto....Thanks.

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Old 01-11-05, 01:24 AM
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No, ship it to me, I'm in Seattle, I'll, uhhh... I'll take it to your friends personally.

...after I drink it, that is....
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ehhhh.....a lot of friendly "talkers" on this board.....

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Old 01-11-05, 02:36 AM
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better idea...drink the wine and send them a bottle with a drunken note
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just don't declare the contents
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Old 01-11-05, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WildcatLH
I don't believe UPS allows it. At least I was told that at the UPS Store once.
although in this case it probably is a UPS thing, often the UPS stores will refuse stuff due to the store manager's ideas and not actual UPS rules
I've heard a ton of stories of people having to go to the actual UPS depot because some moron at the UPS store refused to ship something stating it was against ups rules when it wasn't
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
just don't declare the contents


I was sending someone a couple bottles of local beer (22 oz) a few years ago and went to the post office with my well secured package. they asked what was in it and i told them, and they said I couldn't mail it. So I went to the next post office a mile a way and told them it was books when the asked and off it went....arriving safely two days later. no big whoop.
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